Low-frequency electrostatic wave in a metallic electron-hole-ion plasma with nanoparticles

P.K. Shukla, G.E. Morfill

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We investigate the dispersion property of a low-frequency electrostatic wave in a dense metallic electron-hole-ion plasma with nanoparticles. The latter are charged due to the field emission, and hence the metallic nanoparticles/nanotubes can be regarded as charged dust rods surrounded by degenerate electrons and holes, and non-degenerate ions. By using a quantum hydrodynamic model for the electrons and holes, we obtain the electron and hole number density perturbations, while the ion and dust rod number density perturbations follow the classical expressions. A dispersion relation for the low-frequency electrostatic wave in our multispecies dense metallic plasma is derived and analyzed. The possibility of exciting non-thermal electrostatic waves is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-585
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009


  • low-frequency
  • electrostatic wave
  • metallic electron-hole-ion plasma
  • nanoparticles

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